Last Day of Pitchers and Catchers
Non-catcher position players are out on the fields this afternoon going through some drills, but the first full-squad workout is tomorrow morning, and D-backs manager A.J. Hinch can’t wait.
“I’m probably a little more on edge (than usual) today because I’m ready to get everybody in the same room,” Hinch said. “We’ve gotten off to such a good start, both in environment and mentality that I’m anxious to incorporate more guys into that.
“We do have everybody here, and we’ve had a lot of people here already. It’s not like we’re waiting to see a group of players. Guys are here, they’re hungry, they’re focused and I’m ready to get in front of them and begin.”
Catching Up with Edwin Jackson
Edwin Jackson is already becoming something of a favorite in these blog parts. In three conversations with him now — the day he was acquired, at Fan Fest and again today — he’s been approachable and enjoyable to interview. He already seems to fit in nicely among the rest of the players and Hinch noted being impressed with his bullpen sessions.
Here’s a snippet of my interview with Edwin. He’ll be on the cover of the first issue of D-backs Insider — you can grab one on Opening Day and throughout the first homestand — with more extensive info.